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Published: 6/2008

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
MELEX FINE GRANULES 0.1%
 Active ingredient:
Mexazolam
 Dosage form:
white fine granule
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on benzodiazepine receptors in the brain, and relieves anxiety and stress.
It is usually used for the treatment of anxiety, stress and depression in neurosis; fatigability; obsession, phobia and sleep disorder; and somatic symptoms in psychosomatic diseases (gastric and duodenal ulcer, etc.), anxiety, stress, depression, fatigability, and sleep disorder.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
    If you are patient with glaucoma or myasthenia gravis.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • General dosage regimen: For adults, take 0.5 to 1 g (0.5-1 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 3 times daily. The dosage may be adjusted according to the diseases, age or symptoms. For the elderly, the daily dose is limited to 1.5 g (1.5 mg). Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Take a dose as soon as possible when you remembered that you missed a dose. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you took too much of this medicine (more than ordered), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine without the instructions of your doctor.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause drowsiness; decline of attention, concentration or reflection. Avoid driving a car or operating dangerous machinery after taking this medicine.
  • Please note that drinking alcohol may enhance the effect of this medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

Common side effects are reported as below. If any of them occurs, check with your doctor/pharmacist: drowsiness, lightheadedness, malaise, dizziness, somnolence, thirsty, rash, etc.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • being unable to stop taking the medicine despite trying to stop it  [dependence]
  • being disturbed and unable to have normal thoughts, disoriented to time or place, to see or hear things which do not exsit  [irritable excitation, confusion]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight and heat.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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